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2 Palestinians killed in separate IAF strikes in Gaza Strip
Two Palestinians were killed in separate Israel Air Force strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning.
Palestinian sources said that one person was killed and eight others were wounded in an IAF attack on a house in Gaza City.
Earlier Saturday, an armed Palestinian was killed in an IAF strike in central Gaza, Palestinian witnesses reported.
According to the Israel Defense Forces, Khalil Abu Nachfeib, 18, was shot dead after hurling grenades toward the security fence.
Also early Saturday, an IAF missile hit the offices of the Palestinian Economy Ministry early Saturday.
The strike set the building on fire, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Rescue teams rushed to the scene of the attack, located near a housing complex inhabited by some 600 people.
Soon after, another IAF airstrike destroyed a small bridge near the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, Palestinian officials said.
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed both airstrikes.
Meanwhile, the IDF completed its latest incursion into the central Gaza Strip on Friday morning.
The operation concluded after Givati, Golani and armored corps forces overtook the corridor between Kibbutz Kissufim inside Israel and the ruins of former Gush Katif settlements, entering the outskirts of Khan Yunis and Dir el-Balah in Gaza.